Able Company and Baker Company are competing companies that sell a product at the same price. Both companies are operating above the break-even point and have similar total profits. Able Company's costs are mostly variable, whereas Baker Company's costs are mostly fixed. In a time of increasing sales which company will tend t
Give an example of a business process where the interests of two (or more) stakeholders are in opposition.
Organizations are complex systems with multiple stakeholders. Sometimes the interests of various stakeholders can conflict. For your initial post to this discussion, give an example of a business process where the interests of two (or more) stakeholders are in opposition. (example relates to a laundry detergent manufacturing
Cleveland Company reports the following information as of 12/31/2012: -10% cumulative preferred stock, par value $100, One-year of dividends in arrears; 20,000 shares authorized; issued, 10,000 shares; $1,000,000 -Common stock - authorized 500,000; 40,000 outstanding
Problem 39 David is a college professor who does some consulting work on the side. He uses 25% of his home exclusively for the consulting practice. He is single and 63 years old. His AGI (without consideration of consulting income) is $45,000. Other information follows: Income from consulting business $4,000 Consulting
4-2 Lancer Audio produces a high-end DVD player that sells for $1,250. Total operating expenses for July were as follows: UNITS PRODUCED AND SOLD 140 Component cost $ 67,000 Supplies $1680 Assembl
Scapens, R.W (2006) 'Understanding Management Accounting Practices'. The British Accounting Review, 38(1) pp.1-30. What are the achievements of the Burns and Scapens frame work for studying management accounting change? What are the limitations and extensions of the study? Mention some processes shaping the management accou
Rapid Auto has over 200 auto-maintenance service outlets nationwide. It provides primarily two lines of service: oil changes and brake repair. Oil change-related services represent 63% of its sales and provide a contribution margin ratio of 20%. Brake repair represents 37% of its sales and provides a 60% contribution margin rati
The benefit of vertical analysis is certainly the benefit of comparing companies of two different sizes. Looking beyond the numbers and focusing on the changes in the numbers can provide a seasoned analyst some very useful information about the company operational effectiveness. The usefulness tends to breakdown when you c
Skanda Inc. manufactures table lamps, and it has traditionally made its own lampshades for its lamps. It computes the cost of manufacturing each lampshade as follows: Direct materials $4.00 Direct labor 6.00 Applied variable overhead 50% of direct labor cost Skanda currently manufactures 40,000 table lamps and l
1. If during the current accounting period the company's assets increased by $24,000 and equity increased by $5,000, then how did liabilities change? A. Increased by $29,000 B. Increased by $24,000 C. Decreased by $5,000 E. Decreased by $19,000 F.Increased by $19,00
Please help me get started on these problems (I need to use Excel). ** See ATTACHED pdf for the questions ** Thank you.
Describe the process for developing the common size statements and illustrate, using a company of your choosing, the development and interpretation of this analysis. Once the common size statements are developed, what comparisons (of the metrics in the common size statements) seem relevant in generating meaningful conclusions? D
See the attached file. The annual report to use is The Buckle, Inc 2009. Stock symbol is BKE. Problem 1. State the values of the following accounts or variable names as reported by Buckle in its 2009 financial statements (p. 31-34) and explain their meaning (no more than one or two sentences). (1) "Income from oper
Read IRC at http://www.fourmilab.ch/ustax/www/t26-A-1-B-VI-195.html Read IRS Pub 535, pages 26 - 27 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p535.pdf Read Treas. Reg. 1.195-1http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Reg._1.195-1 Discuss the issues and consequences inherent in IRC section 195 including, but not limited to, the following:
As the fund manager for a large mutual fund, you are preparing for a conference call with all your major investors. You plan to e-mail everyone with an attachment that will serve as a guide for the upcoming call. You know investors' time is limited, so you want to be focused in your brief report. Because there are numerous figur
The worksheet often facilitates the end-of-period (monthly, quarterly, or annually) accounting and reporting process. The use of a worksheet helps a company prepare the financial statements on a more timely basis. The main reason is that the company does not have to wait until it journalizes and posts the adjusting and closing
Use the information for Sports Baseballs, Inc. Sports Baseballs, Inc. is a corporation that manufacturers and sells baseballs across several states in the Southeast. It had sales of $2.7 million during the last year. Expenses were as follows: Cost of goods sold............................... $1.2 million Admin
Technology has made the process of communication both easier and more difficult. Identify 5 technical advancements which have had a significant impact on writing business correspondence (e.g., word processing, spell-check etc.). Write a report discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using those advancements in the workpla
A) Raquel transferred $100,000 of stock to a trust, with income to be paid to her nephew for 18 years and the remainder to her nephew's children (or their estates). Raquel named a bank as independent trustee but retained the power to determine how much income, if any, will be paid in any particular year. Is this transfer a co
2. State two generally accepted accounting principles that relate to adjusting the accounts. 3. Rick Marsh, a lawyer, accepts a legal engagement in March, performs the work in April, and is paid in May. If Marshâ?? law firm prepares monthly financial statements, when should it recognize revenue from this engagement? Why?
1) Given that the Alternative Minimum Tax can apply to all forms of businesses, what tax planning strategies do you think need to be utilized? 2) Why do you answer this way?
Do you think online trading platforms have helped investors make money? Does it help to have access to your 401k or brokerage statement all the time? How does this compare to when people in the 1940's, 50's and maybe into the early 60's would keep stocks they bought in a safe deposit box in the bank and maybe hold those stock
Phil LaRue and Russ Small have decidied to form a partnership. Various plans for the division of net income are being considered. Complete the calculations.
Phil LaRue and Russ Small have decided to form a partnership. They have agreed that LaRue is to invest $16,000 and Small $24,000. LaRue is to devote full-time to the business and Small one half time. The following plans for division of income are being considered: a. Equal division b. In the ratio of original investments c. I
Daniel receives 400 shares of A&M Corporation stock from his aunt on May 20, 2009, as a gift when the stock has a $60,000 FMV. His aunt purchased the stock in 2002 for $42,000. The taxable gift is $60,000 because she made earlier gifts to Daniel during 2009 and used the annual exclusion. She paid a gift tax of $9,300 on the gift
6-After individuals become licensed in accounting, type typically must do what? A. Work for an auditing firm for 120 hours. B. Continue their education by acquiring CPE's. C. Become an Enrolled Agent with the IRS. D. Open a public practice in accounting. 9-If a company has changed accounting principles, the auditor will i
1.Plant assets are: tangible assets used in the operation of a business that have a useful life of more than one accounting period. current assets. held for sale. intangible assets used in the operations of a business that have a useful life of more than one accounting period. 2. An asset's book value is $36,000 on Ja
Discussion: What are the advantages and disadvantages of bond financing?
See the attached file for the tables. Using the data presented below, determine which figures should be inserted in the blank spaces Beginning Units in Process Units Started in production Units transferred to finished goods Ending units in process Equivalent units a) 600 8,000 8,600 ? ? b) 900 6,500 ? 400-
Selected information taken from the financial statements of Fordstar Co. for the year ended December 31, 2010, follows: Net cash provided by operations...$98,000 Cost of goods sold.........................$310,000 Selling, general, and administrative expenses...$124,000 Accounts Payable....$90,000 Extraordinary loss from
Define what it is meant by internal control. Provide a minimum of three examples. It is the end of the accounting period, and your boss asks you to help determine the inventory balance to place in the company's balance sheet. Explain which physical quantities of inventory that you will include, and which you will exclude.